One of the many wonderful things about retirement living communities is the variety of residents who live there. Having the entire lifestyle continuum on one campus creates opportunities for rewarding connections between residents with varying levels of independence and encourages a sense of belonging. Independent residents often develop friendships with residents who require more care, and this can lead to some touching gestures, as in this story.

At Faubourg du Mascaret in Moncton, residents at Pavillon LeBlanc decided to raise money to purchase a very special gift for residents of Pavillon Richard, the community’s nursing home. They organized several fundraising activities, including selling holiday cards, bookmarks, greeting cards, mittens, socks, scarves and more, in order to buy an Ashton-Drake Galleries doll. These life-like dolls are known to be beneficial for many nursing home residents, who enjoy cuddling and caring for them. Everyone loves the doll so much that they gave her a name, Chloé Richard!

Thank you so very much to the residents of Pavillon LeBlanc for being such wonderful friends to Pavillon Richard!